Client News // Natura Sugars launches two new variants

Since the launch of NATURA SUGARS in South Africa, consumers have been able to rediscover the true taste of cane sugar. Linked to fair-trade farming, the range is unrefined and made from lush ripe canes cultivated on the tropical island of Mauritius, without having recourse to any process of genetic modification. Cane varieties are developed by traditional plant breeding methods and as a result there is no genetically modified cane in the sugarcane fields in Mauritius, hence sugar produced is not derived from or contaminated with transgenic cane.

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Crafted to lock in, rather than refine out the natural molasses of sugarcane:

Sugarcane stalks are washed and crushed to extract cane juice, which is clarified to remove any suspended solids. The resulting clear juice is evaporated into a thick syrup which is crystallised and separated, creating a range of Special Sugars with varying textures, in a spectrum of natural colours thanks to varying amounts of molasses left behind, within and around the crystals. Our sugars are indeed crafted to lock in, rather than refine out, the natural molasses of sugarcane!

NATURA SUGARS are sold in beautifully presented 500g (250g for the Demerara Icing Sugar) packages with each one  in the range responsible for its own special purpose – whether it be baking, marinades or your daily ‘cuppa’. Each packet conveniently communicates what each sugar can be used for, the strength and consistency of the sugar plus a perfectly suited recipe. Now  you are able to make an informed decision that is good for your health and your taste buds.

With NATURA SUGARS’ intense flavour, a little to go a long way!

About the range:

Granulated Range Short Description
Dark Demerara A golden dark brown sugar with uniform sparkling crystals imparting a crunchy texture and aromatic caramel flavour
Fine Demerara A golden brown sugar with fine sparkling amber crystals of a distinctive fruity aroma
Golden Light Brown A sparkling golden sugar with a subtle buttery taste perfect for everyday use as a natural substitute for white refined sugar
Soft Brown Range Short Description
Light Muscovado A soft fine-grained sugar with light brown crystals of a crumbly texture and soft caramel flavour
Dark Muscovado A soft, moist and sticky fine-grained sugar with dark brown crystals carrying the dusky flavour of molasses
Soft Light Brown A soft moist sugar with quick-dissolving crystals of a warm honey colour with a soft buttery taste imparting a creamy fudgy flavour
Molasses The ultimate natural soft brown sugar giving the most intense treacle flavour
Baking Sugars Short Description
Golden Caster A golden sugar with fine sparkling crystals of a subtle caramel flavour perfect for all your baking needs
Golden Demerara Icing A fine powdered sugar of a warm golden colour carrying the distinctive caramel taste of Demerara sugar

NATURA SUGARS can be identified in the following categories:

Light Body:

  • Golden Light Brown Sugar (Flavour intensity 1)
  • Golden Caster Sugar (Flavour intensity 1)
  • Demerara Icing Sugar (Flavour intensity 3)

Medium Body:

  • Fine Demerara (Flavour intensity 3)
  • Dark Demerara (Flavour intensity 4)
  • Light Muscovado (Flavour intensity 5)
  • Soft Light Brown (Flavour intensity 5)

Full Body:

  • Dark Muscovado (Flavour intensity 6)
  • Molasses Sugar (Flavour intensity 6)

Each Special Sugar is great for the following:

Natura Sugars Demerara Sugars (Fine Demerara and Dark Demerara): the perfect sweeteners for your tea and coffee, thanks to their distinctive sweet-spiced flavour.

Natura Sugars Golden Caster Sugar and Demerara Icing Sugar: the perfect way to recreate the baking masterpieces of your favourite pastry chef.

Natura Soft Sugars (Light Muscovado, Dark Muscovado, Molasses Sugar and Soft Light Brown Sugar): these melt-in-your-mouth sugars can be used, either as everyday sugars or for baking purposes. They are not just for baking the perfect chocolate cake – they are also the perfect ingredient to sweeten healthy homemade energy bars or hot beverages.

Natura Sugars is very excited to announce the scientifically-proven health benefits of their unrefined sugars. A study carried out recently by the Mauritius Research Council at the University of Mauritius has revealed that Mauritian Special Sugars have antioxidant capacities.

The study demonstrates that the special sugars tested have more anti oxidative potency than refined sugar with soft sugars having the highest antioxidant potential, due to their higher level of molasses content. Our special sugars therefore bring health benefits to its consumers when used as natural sweeteners or as food ingredients. This is in line with other research studies conducted worldwide about the anti-oxidant benefits of unrefined sugarcane-derived products.

“Natura Sugars has no added syrup, is non-GM, non-irradiated, not bleached, not decolourised and has no added colourants, preservatives or additives – just as nature intended.” – Shaheen Rajabally, founder of Natura Sugars

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